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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 20)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 26-30
Pierpaolo Caricato , University of Lecce
Antonio Grieco , University of Lecce
Material-handling systems based on automated guided vehicles have achieved great success in the last 15 to 20 years. AGV-based solutions' flexibility and relative cheapness compared with traditional systems have contributed to this success but have led to system management problems. A simulated annealing algorithm can solve the problem of designing the path the AGVs will follow.<p>This article is part of a special issue on advanced heuristics in transportation and logistics.</p>
logistics, decision support, automated guided vehicles, simulated annealing, path planning, material handling

A. Grieco and P. Caricato, "Using Simulated Annealing to Design a Material-Handling System," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 20, no. , pp. 26-30, 2005.
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